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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Med-Xtravaganza introduces high school students to medical school

Halie Muckelrath, MSII, left, and Lukken Imel, MSII, discuss how to read x-rays with participants at Med-Xtravaganza.
Halie Muckelrath, MSII, left, and Lukken Imel, MSII, discuss how to read X-rays with participants at Med-Xtravaganza.

OSU-COM students introduced nearly 150 high school students to medical school at an event hosted on campus last week. More than 50 OSU-COM students volunteered at Med-Xtravaganza, an annual event that provides an opportunity for high school students to visit campus and experience medical school.

“It was a really neat feeling to have five or 10 kids in an exam room who are so interested in everything,” said Reagan Gill, MS II, who was teaching students about suturing.

At Med-Xtravaganza, students learn about the requirements for applying to OSU’s medical school and what they can do in high school to prepare.

“It gives the high school students early exposure to what medical schools do and how to prepare for medical school,” said Kale Goerke, MSII.

OSU medical students demonstrated human anatomy for the high school students using a heart, brain and lungs. They taught them suturing skills, how to perform an intubation, how to read X-rays and what to listen for in an examination using a simulation of heart and lung sounds.

Walgreens to open store at Houston Center early next year

A contractor prepares the ground floor of Houston Center for a new Walgreens store.
A contractor prepares the ground floor of Houston Center for a new Walgreens store.

A national pharmacy chain, Walgreens, will soon open a small store on the ground floor of the Houston Center, giving OSU Physicians patients an easy way to fill their prescriptions. The location will only include the pharmacy.

Contractors are remodeling the unoccupied space on the ground floor of the building to make room for the retailer. While the east door will remain accessible during construction, the front doors are the preferred choice for entry into the building.

The remodeling project is expected to be completed around the end of the year and the store should open sometime in January. The retailer is one the nation’s largest drugstore chains with more than 100 stores in Oklahoma.

OSU-CHS hosts conference for minority students pursuing medicine

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will host the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students conference for college students on Saturday, Jan. 10. from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The conference targets minority undergraduate students and includes a tour of campus, a skills workshop to prepare for medical school entrance interviews and an opportunity to meet with medical students, faculty, advisors and admission staff.

Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of OSU medical students and speak with practicing physicians. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. An initiative of the Student National Medical Association, MAPS works to promote diversity in all aspects of medicine and patient care.

OSU in Tulsa Research Day to feature work by students and faculty

OSU-CHS students and faculty will have the opportunity to highlight their research activities at the annual OSU in Tulsa Research Day on Feb. 19-20 at OSU-CHS. OSU in Tulsa Research Day is hosted in conjunction with Research Week 2015 at OSU-Stillwater on Feb. 16-20.

Oral and poster abstracts should be submitted online to the OSU-CHS Office of Research by Friday, Feb. 13. Abstracts are limited to 300 words.

A complete schedule of events will be posted on the OSU in Tulsa Research Day website in the coming weeks. For more information, contact Amanda Benn at 918-561-1402.

2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa

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The 2015 Icons for Oklahoma State University in Tulsa have made a huge impact on the lives of people in Oklahoma and across the nation. Through their generosity and selfless devotion to helping others, these honorees have helped create a brighter future for our state. The 2015 Icons for OSU in Tulsa will be honored at A Stately Affair in Tulsa on May 18. Proceeds from the black-tie event will support student scholarships at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.